Linked by David Adams on Sun 6th Nov 2011 04:34 UTC
Linux While it may seem like Linux-only projects are betraying their loyal base by developing Windows or OSX versions, I would argue that cross-platform development is actually better for Linux as a whole, better for individual software projects and their developers, and ultimately better for Linux users.
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RE: Comment by Gone fishing
by diegoviola on Sun 6th Nov 2011 22:31 UTC in reply to "Comment by Gone fishing"
diegoviola
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Good article - and one I largely agree with, my experience suggests that people have little difficulty in changing to Linux, in fact they usually prefer Linux - if they are working with familiar applications.

Mozilla, VNC, Skype, Google World, and the GIMP etc being applications that are found in Windows makes the transition easier.

Giving up MS Office, Nero etc for Open-source equivalents does not.


MS Office? I can't recall when was the last time I used that. I'd rather use LibreOffice or Vim+LaTeX any day. Both are very good, and they don't lock me to proprietary formats.

Nero? I think there is a Linux version, I also heard K3b is very good. However, I still prefer USB flash drives rather than optical media.

I find USB flash drives easier to work with and more reliable.

Also, if you really *must* use a Windows application, there is always virtualization as well.

Edited 2011-11-06 22:37 UTC

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